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How to make five billion dollars with APIs: API Monetization at eBay

API Monetization is on everybody’s mind: How can I make money with APIs? How can I justify my investments in...

GS1 Digital Link: An API for Every Thing

Everybody “knows” GS1 because it’s the organization that standardizes the EAN/UPC barcodes that we find on pretty much every product that we...

Centralized Management of Decentralization: API Governance at scale

APIs and API management creates the most value when the APIs are closely aligned with value production and flows...

Why your API platform needs to be open

API platforms are an essential ingredient of digital transformation. APIs provide digital access to assets and capabilities of your organization,...

Hyrum’s Law: What it means for API Design and Management

The promise and challenges of loose coupling One of the main aspects of APIs is that they should provide loose coupling,...

REST vs. GraphQL: Making the right choice

In order to better understand the “REST vs. GraphQL” debate, it’s useful to look at where GraphQL comes from....

From APIs to value: The future of API Portals

APIs are the fundamental building blocks of Digital Transformation: They expose capabilities, and when used in the context of...

API Archaeology: Guiding the API Journey

Part of the Axway Catalyst mission is to help organizations on their API Journey. As part of this mission, we speak to...

API linting with Spectral: What is it and how does it work?

API linting is the process of making sure that APIs are not just technically correct (which is the realm...

Monolith Modernization with APIs and Microservices: What is the Strangler Pattern and how to...

Any organization that is not starting from scratch has existing IT systems and infrastructure in place. In many cases,...